How does the level of leukocyte count and neutrophil percentage in the synovial fluid change with time following total joint arthroplasty?

Authors: Jess H. Lonner, Yale Fillingham, Hany Bedair
RECOMMENDATION: The levels of leukocyte count and neutrophil percentage in the synovial fl uid drop as one moves further away from the index arthroplasty. The latt er is the rationale behind using diff erent thresholds for these parameters in the diagnosis of acute versus chronic
periprosthetic joint infections (PJIs).
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 90%, Disagree: 4%, Abstain: 6% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)

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